Used Car: 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Review
Though critics noted that the 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon has a cramped rear seat, most reviewers appreciated its spacious cargo area and lively handling.
Reviewers agreed that the 2012 TSX Sport Wagon’s four-cylinder engine feels peppy when driving around town. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard. The 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon gets an EPA-estimated 22/30 mpg city/highway, which is better than the fuel economy of rivals like the 2012 Audi A4 Avant wagon and BMW 328i Sport Wagon. Test drivers reported that the TSX Sport Wagon has nimble handling, with good road grip and strong brakes. They also noted that the TSX Sport Wagon rides firmly, but still does a good job of absorbing road imperfections. While some critics said the TSX Sport Wagon’s steering system is well-weighted, others wrote that it doesn’t provide much road feel.
Automotive critics wrote that the 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon’s interior has an attractive design, upscale materials and solid construction. Test drivers said the front seats are comfortable and supportive, even over long distances, and that it’s easy to find a good driving position. Though critics said that rear-seat headroom is ample, they noted that legroom is a bit tight and taller passengers might become uncomfortable on longer trips. The 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon has 66.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, which is more than what wagons like the 2012 Audi A4 Avant and BMW 328i Sport Wagon offer. The 2012 TSX Sport Wagon comes standard with leather upholstery, heated, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone and music streaming, a USB/iPod port, satellite radio and a seven-speaker audio system. Available features include a 10-speaker ELS surround-sound audio system, navigation, a rearview camera and a power liftgate.
The 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon has a higher safety score than many wagons in the class.
Other Wagons to Consider
The 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon’s base V6 engine is more powerful than the TSX Sport Wagon’s four-cylinder, and test drivers agreed that the CTS Sport Wagon has nimble handling, strong brakes and nicely weighted, accurate steering.
The 2012 Audi A4 Avant wagon comes standard with all-wheel drive, as well as a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that reviewers said provides lively acceleration. The A4 wagon also earned praise for its athletic handling, and auto writers were pleased with its attractive, high-quality interior.